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Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Flu shot

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth

Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

Filipe Manu

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

Mobility dog's mysterious death

Duke

The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.

General election's first step unfolds

Enrol

3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.

Planner: gas station by school alright

bp

BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.

'Worst served in public transport'

Bus

Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.

Kids invent fire alert for deaf

Students with deaf device

Three youngsters who invented a device to help deaf people escape fires are showing it off in the US.

Torched vehicles baffle cops

Burnt out car

Police are unsure what the motivation is behind the torching of four stolen cars over three days.

New closing times a concern

alcohol generic

Customers are in the dark about new closing times and how they could affect Auckland's nightlife, hospitality group says.

Mission to Mars discussed

Kira Bacal

Dr Kira Bacal is running a series about planning a mission to Mars with Pakuranga's University of the 3rd Age.

Council may come to village's rescue

Historical village

Mayor says it is timely to debate whether facilities like Howick Historical Village should be funded by all ratepayers.

Gun owners in the crosshairs

tapeST

You'd think they'd deter theft - but police warn firearms may be making owners a target for burglaries.

School faces ongoing battle

Protesters

Protesters are fighting a fourth attempt to build a petrol station next to a primary school in East Auckland.

Gas leak closes road

Police

An east Auckland street could be closed for several hours due to a gas leak, police say.

Voluntary euthanasia concern

hands

Decriminalising voluntary euthanasia could usher in an era of "therapeutic killing", a new report warns.

Volcanic cone may reach new heights

Pt View Drive

EnviroWaste wants to add about 20 metres to the height of one of Auckland's volcanic cones, formerly used for landfill.

Seeing red on the highway

Richard Middleton and red police car

A red police car on highway patrol has people talking about road safety, Inspector says.

Sweet sound of quitting

Lisa Hawkeswood

Life took an academic and musical turn for Lisa Hawkeswood after she quit smoking a year ago.

Wait continues for ferry terminal

Len Brown

A ferry terminal at Half Moon Bay is a priority, but it is not in the Council's budget yet, mayor says.

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